O'Fallon area drivers are excited about the arrival of Volvo's line of plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars. The Volvo Recharge series is Volvo's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and become carbon neutral by the year 2040. Let's meet them.

Recharge Models

Volvo is proud to offer many of its favorites as plug-in hybrid models. You find the luxurious S60 and S90 sedans as plug-in hybrids. Volvo also offers its popular XC60, XC90, and V60 in its plug-in hybrid Recharge lineup. The most exciting new addition to this lineup is its XC40 all-electric compact SUV.

How Do Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars Work?

A plug-in hybrid has two engines—an electric one and a gasoline one. Simply plug the electric motor into an outlet or charging station near Webster Groves to charge the battery just like you do with your laptop or phone. When the car is running on electric power, you are saving fuel and producing no carbon emissions. When the electric motor runs out of power, the car automatically switches to the gasoline engine.

An all-electric car does not have a gasoline engine, and you must charge it when it runs low, and then you are ready to head out into Kirkwood again!

Benefits of Plug-in Hybrids and All-Electric Cars

  • Saves gasoline
  • Low or no emissions
  • Possible to do the daily commute without using any gasoline at all
  • Cuts costs on long trips
  • Gasoline is three times more expensive than electricity on average
  • Rapid charging stations easy to find
  • Some stations can charge a car in 10-15 minutes
  • Can plug your car into home outlets
  • Long range on a single charge
  • Same power and options as gasoline models
  • Lower cost of ownership over time

Get Your Volvo Recharge Near Clayton

The new Volvo Recharge hybrid and fully-electric models will be arriving at Volvo Cars St. Louis soon, so call us or stop by to reserve your model soon.

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